Today’s interview is with A.W. Baldwin, author of Diamonds of Devil’s Tail: A Relic Novel.
Please find it below.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
A.W. Baldwin. I live in Wyoming. My books are all available on amazon and also can be ordered through any bookstore.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Diamonds of Devil’s Tail – outdoor thriller
3) What is the book about?
It centers on how people behave when an opportunity for great wealth presents itself, in this case, diamonds in a remote canyon — how they handle the urge for that wealth and what they are, or are not, willing to do to get it. Wealth without work can lead to violence and injustice, and it does in this story. The deeper characters of the actors are revealed in their struggle and the final resolution.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I’ve always wanted to write a story involving a cast of strangers on a trip together and the whitewater excursion was perfect for that.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
About 12 months
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
I feel like I’m always learning, especially about plot lines and getting a good rhythm going for high action scenes and character interactions.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
Yes. awbaldwin.com. I have a trailer for both Raptor Canyon and Wings Over Ghost Creek.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Daniel Thiede does my book cover art and he’s fantastic. The design, the color, and the theme that runs through each of the covers are really great. As for tips, I’d say write what you want, work on your craft, and enjoy the process. If that’s not working right, none of the rest will, either.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
Thrillers and mysteries, mostly, but yes I am open to new authors and reviewing their work if I have the time. I like a novel with lots of action but with good humor, too.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
I don’t know about a favorite book of all time, but I grew up on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories of Tarzan. More currently, Clive Cussler is a guiding star, as is Wilbur Smith – masters of the high adventure.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
Not at the moment but I am a long-time “dog” guy – English Setters, Golden Retrievers, mostly.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
No. When reading, I like the feel of a paperback best.
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